Orphan Monster Spy

Orphan Monster Spy

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After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, Sarah, a Jewish teenager, agrees to help the resistance by posing as the daughter of a wealthy Nazi to gain access to the blueprints of a bomb that could destroy Western Europe.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2018.
ISBN: 9780451478733
Branch Call Number: YF KILLEEN
Characteristics: 423 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 11, 2018

Although this is a “YA” book, I was intrigued by a review I read and decided to read it. I thought it was excellent. A very unusual plot, the characters were interesting and well-defined, and you really cared about them. I would caution that the subject matter and some ofthe scenes depicted in the book may not be suitable for younger “YA” readers. That said, it is a very engrossing, exciting tale!

Mar 09, 2018

A big thank you to Penguin Group and NetGalley for a digital ARC of this YA book about a young girl caught up in trying to prevent the creation of a bomb like the world has never seen.

Sarah's actress mother gets shot at a checkpoint causing their car to crash giving Sarah an opportunity to escape. She unknowingly aids a British spy using the acting skills her mother has ingrained in her over the years. In return, the spy whose alias is Helmut Haller bestows Sarah with a new identity as his niece Ursula Haller and enrolls her in an exclusive German private school favored by many in the Reich in hopes that she can infiltrate the home of the scientist leading the charge on creating the bomb.

Throughout we are immersed in Sarah's inner thoughts as she reminds herself of her mission and how her acting skills and gymnastic skills can further the mission. Her courage and determination are admirable. She is no robot, though, and we suffer along with her. Historical fiction that reads like a thriller. Excellent for teenagers who are interested in the psychology behind the Reich and love exciting fiction.

OPL_KrisC Feb 03, 2018

An interesting World War II book about a young Jewish girl who becomes a spy and has to infiltrate a Nazi boarding school. This book is a very intense and suspenseful read. There is so much intrigue!


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